Solid waste indicators in local sustainability assessment: A literature review

Natália Molina Cetrulo, Tiago Balieiro Cetrulo, Sylmara Lopes Francelino Gonçalves Dias, Tomás Barros Ramos

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The Solid Waste (SW) topic within the local sustainability assessment (LSA) system context remains little explored. This article is a literature review on this topic, with emphasis on the analysis of SW indicators and of systems they concern to. It assessed whether these indicators can represent SW complexity and sustainability aspects. Results in the present review have evidenced that 77.8% of system indicators use at most two SW indicators. Most of these indicators aim at indicating destination stages and the final SW management, environmental sustainability aspects and intermediate magnitude levels in SW management hierarchy. There was evidence of the positive impact of Public participation on the assessed matters. Final considerations present recommendations about SW indicators inclusion in LSA systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages33
JournalAmbiente e Sociedade
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Avaliação de sustentabilidade local
  • Evaluación de la sostenibilidad local
  • Hierarquia da gestão de resíduos
  • Indicadores de sostenibilidad
  • Indicadores de sustentabilidade
  • Jerarquía de gestión de resíduos
  • Local Sustainability assessment
  • Participación social
  • Participação pública
  • Public participation
  • Sustainability indicators
  • Waste management hierarchy


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